2009-09-11: Creaking Planks headline the second annual Accordion Noir Festival’s launch party at Cafe MontmartrePosted: September 4th, 2009 | Author: Blackbox Squeezebeard | Filed under: Show announcements and recaps | Tags: Accordion Noir, Accordion Noir Festival, Andy Fielding, Barbara Adler, Cafe Montmartre, Dawn Zoe, Joanna Chapman-Smith, Mezamazing, Tina Tew | 2 Comments »
We had so much fun closing last year’s Accordion Noir Festival in the middle of the night (sold out, line-up down the stairs and out on the sidewalk) that we just had to open a supplementary stage at this year’s festival to give us another chance to play at it (while opening some room on the mainstage the next day for Story and Jason Webley.) Seeking some squeezy acts with smaller stage footprints and performers with lower individual profiles in this town, we managed to secure a very exciting line-up of some of Vancouver’s choicest bellowers: Andy Fielding, Dawn Zoe (Alchemy), Tina Tew (Wintermitts), Barbara Adler (of the Fugitives), Joanna Chapman-Smith, the Balkan brass razzmatazz of Mezamazing at what can charitably be described as long last… and the Planks close again, because why mess with a tradition of such success? We’ll be starting at 8 pm and seeing just how much we can squeeze in by 1 am. We play for tips at Cafe Montmartre (4362 Main at 28th Ave.) but a suggested donation would be seven dollars for all these great acts!